Well some of this is out of JT's hands, he buys from overseas and if they slip the time frame, he slips, so you have to be flexible with him on that part. Money is money, I understand those concerns and I had the same concerns about his company being viable before I purchased. That is why I did research before buying.
I bought my machine from Shopmaster on the afternoon of Feb. 9 (2010, a few weeks ago), it shipped on Feb. 10 and arrived on Friday Feb. 12 mid-morning. Everything went exactly as promised by JT, I used the lathe the next day on Saturday.